Saturday, June 16, 2012

Emerald Spotted Tree Frog 16/06/12

Large Emerald Spotted Tree Frog that was hiding behind a bush orchid plant on the wall outside at Jarowair.  I love their golden eye with the distinctive cross markings.  J.G.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Tawny-frogmouth Pair 10/06/12

A few days ago miss 8 was delighted to discover that her "flower garden tree" had two Tawny-Frogmouths living in it.  This was rather funny, as the tree mentioned is hardly anything of a tree at all.  Previously this was a small Ironbark tree in which we had planted a flower and fairy garden surrounding it for miss 8 to enjoy the beautiful flowers.  Earlier in the yea,r in strong winds the tree completely snapped off, leaving a few tiny scraggly branches and the tree looking a bit ugly I  must stay.  It just goes to show you that a tree of any size and in any condition can be a home to wildlife!  The tawnys remain perched in the same place, with no protection from the wind or cold, but in a convenient place for finding frogs close to the house at night we imagine!  J.G.

this photo shows the tiny branches that are left on this tree that the Tawnys are calling home this week!

The babblers are back 10/06/12

The Grey-crowned Babblers which I did a post about a few weeks ago, have been back in the same spot yesterday and today.  I counted only 5 this time.  They were pecking at the lichen and bark on the ironbark trees, I need to find out a little more about this and what they were looking for.  I hope they hang around.  J.G.

Scaley-breasted Lorikeets in the Flowering Ironbarks 10/06/12

The iron bark trees are mostly all in flower, or about to come out in flower at the moment and the Lorkieets are loving it.  This morning I saw Rainbow Lorikeets feeding on the flowers and then later took these pictures of some scaleys having a great time.  I am off to cut some of the flowers to give to our Scaley-Lorikeets in care so they don't feel left out! J.G.